Solar Cells

LONGi Solar Shipped Over 7 GW of Mono Cell and Modules in 2018

In 2018, LONGi overseas shipments of the monocrystalline silicon wafer were 3.483 billion pieces, an increase of 59% over the previous year. Annual shipment of solar cells and modules reached 7.072 GW, a 50% increase over the previous year. LONGi Solar, one of the leading solar module manufacturers in the world, recently released its 2018 […]

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Caffeine Improves Performance of Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles have discovered that caffeine can be a promising alternative to make traditional solar cells more efficient at converting light to electricity. The latest research which began as a cafeteria joke over morning coffee led to this unusual solution. “One day, as we were discussing […]

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Hanergy’s Solar Cells to Power NASA Satellites

One of the leading thin-film power solutions company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, has announced that its US-based subsidiary Alta Devices’ gallium arsenide solar cells are powering 60 small satellites, called ThinSats on a recent launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Powered by Alta Devices’ most efficient gallium arsenide solar cells, these small satellites will […]

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MNRE Guidelines For Enlistment Under Approved Models and Manufacture of Solar PV Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order (ALMN) for 2019. The order provides for LIST-I, specifying models and manufacturers of Solar PV Modules and LIST-Il, specifying models and manufacturers of Solar PV Cells. And, the guidelines will be issued […]

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Expanding the Capacity of Solar Cells with Mesoporous Nickel

This new material can be used in many energy-saving applications. Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), together with Russian and foreign colleagues, have developed samples of nickel mesoporous film structures, which have a useful surface area up to 400 times greater than their solid analogue. This new material can be used in many […]

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HyET Solar Seeks to Make In India 300 MW Solar Panels

At the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, HyET Solar will sign a memorandum of understanding with the state to set up a solar module manufacturing facility. Dutch foldable solar panel-maker HyET Solar BV seeks to “Make In India” and is eyeing partnerships with existing solar panel makers and a polymer-maker, commercial director of the company Pieter […]

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NISE Issues Tender for Fabrication of Probe Holder Assembly for Contacting Solar Cells

The last date for submission of quotes is January 25, 2019, and the bid opening will be on the same day. The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous institute under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a tender requesting quotations from technically capable companies for “Fabrication of Probe holder […]

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MNRE to Compile List of All Solar PV Cells and Modules

All the models and developers which comply with the BIS standard will be complied in a list called ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers’. In accordance with the BIS certification for solar modules and solar cell manufacturer and to ensure the longevity of such projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided […]

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Perovskite Slated to Revolutionise the Solar Industry

Perovskite, which uses a hybrid organic-inorganic lead as the light harvesting active layer could have a conversion rate as high as 37%. Silicon based solar panels which have been in use since the last five decades are soon about to get a tough competition from a new material in development called perovskite. The silicon based […]

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